Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the film's box office performance on Twitter.
"PMNarendraModi had a lukewarm start in the morning, but picked up speed as Day 1 progressed... Evening shows witnessed better occupancy... Fri Rs 2.88 cr. India biz," Adarsh tweeted.
Meanwhile, Arjun Kapoor starrer 'India's Most Wanted' which stands as the film's rival, managed a low start on its first day with a box office collection of just Rs. 2.10 crore.
Being the much-awaited film after Narendra Modi's resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the biopic opened to mixed reactions.
The biopic depicts the journey of Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as a chief minister and finally his landmark election as the Prime Minister of the country. Oberoi is essaying the role of Modi.
The film directed by Omung Kumar also stars Zarina Wahab and Barkha Bisht Sengupta essaying pivotal roles.